MANSFIELD DISTRICT CRICKET LEAGUE SECTION 1 AT ECCLESALL RD
9 JULY 2017 --- 1.30PM
|PARKHEAD CRICKET CLUB|
The option finally arrived of visiting Parkhead cricket ground, in the south west of Sheffield having passed by many times at the junction of Abbey Lane and Ecclesall Rd South and todays journey made by train from base station was complemented with a trip on the 272 Castleton bound First Bus that meandered through the, even on a Sunday, busy suburbs of Sheffield climbing from Hunters Bar to Banner Cross and on with the climb finally arriving at the stop adjacent to Parkhead Cricket Club. The ground is handily placed for the former Toby Inn, now a Miller and Carter Steakhouse, and a McColls over the road alongside a coffee house take out for any future hoppers considering a visit. First point though is having arrived just under an hour before kick off the Miller & Carter dropped out of the equation at around £15 a main meal and so it was to be hoppers delight pastry, crisps and pop from McColls, sadly a brand that does not always impress.
|UNDERWAY WITH A VIEW OF THE PAVILLION AND EATERY|
|ANOTHER SIGHT SCREEN FOR THE SUB SECTION OF THE BLOG|
|PARKHEAD START THEIR INNINGS|
|SOMEBODY FOLLOW THAT ONE|
|EYES ON THE BALL|
|A CRAFTED SHOT FOR PARKHEAD ITS NOT ALL BIG HITTING|
|ASHLEY CAUNT LEADS THE MORTON REPLY|
|TIME TO DEFEND TOM NICHOLSON MORTON CCC|
The return journey thankfully found an immediate '81' to the city and the return to base station via a still loved East Midlands Trains 125 to arrive at just shy of 8pm.